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Not so fast Todd

Senate candidate Todd Tiahrt has been on a Twitter spree as of late, taking on Jerry Moran over earmarks. Some examples:

RT @4KCYRs2009: @danconston: @moranforkansas asks for $35M in earmarks & says he’s against earmarks. What’s the word 4 that? #tcot #ksgop

RT @danconston: must have forgotten to research his new boss @moranforkansas who requested $35m #earmarks last year alone #gop #tcot

I seem to recall a Bible verse about beholding a mote in someone else’s eye while ignoring a beam in one’s own, because Tiahrt, by comparison, has quite the beam.

According to Opensecrets.org, in FY2008 and 2009, Tiahrt was able to secure $174,652,500 in earmarks. Compare this to Moran, who brought in $66,199,100 in the same time period.

By the numbers, Tiahrt was involved in 147 earmark requests in FY08 and 09. Out of that number, 48 listed him as the only sponsor, for a total of $45,341,000 ($29,831,000 in FY 08 and $15,510,000 in FY09). Moran was involved in 66, with 21 listing him as the only sponsor for a total of $8,272,000 ($3,170,500 in FY 09 and $5,101,500 in FY08).

In fact, according to the same information, Tiahrt is the undisputed king of earmarks in the Kansas House delegation.

To quote Tiahrt’s tweet, “What’s the word 4 that?”

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5 thoughts on “Not so fast Todd

  1. Boom. Roasted.

    Posted by jonathanshorman | May 12, 2010, 4:05 pm
  2. Yep, this is definitely my new favorite blog. Shout out from Kansas City!

    http://kansassitysinic.blogspot.com/2010/05/silly-todd-earmarks-are-for-kids.html

    Posted by kansassitysinic | May 12, 2010, 6:02 pm
  3. Its funny. Tiahrt is not the one trying to prove how he is so adamantly opposed to federal dollars benefiting the Kansans in his district. In fact, if it wasn’t for Tiahrt’s appropration of federal dollars for his district, their would still be the BTK killer roaming the streets of Wichita and inner-city kids would not have the park and children’s center that keeps them off the streets. Meanwhile, Moran has given a new meaning to the word HYPOCRISY. While giving a speech denouncing earmarks, he gave a guided tour of the Mcpherson Opera House which he funded with earmarks! This kind of hypocrisy has permeated his campaign. While professing he has voted against every bailout, Moran did in fact vote for a bailout of the tourism industry. Moran is the typical politician; say something, but do something else. Please, how stupid does he think Kansans are! Tiahrt at least will stand by what he has done, and not to to paint a different picture.

    Posted by maverick1985 | May 12, 2010, 6:15 pm
  4. riiiggght, Tiahrt is responsible for catching BTK. Laughable.

    Posted by kansassitysinic | May 13, 2010, 2:00 pm
  5. maverick1985 – Vicki is that you?

    Posted by kansasuspatriot | May 18, 2010, 10:19 pm

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